Tuesday, March 27, 2007


Announces 2007 Line-Up Via the First Virtual Press Conference on VirtualMTV.com

Korn and Evanescence to Co-Headline This Year's Family Values Tour
The Line-Up Will Include Atreyu, Flyleaf, HELLYEAH and Trivium; Additional Bands and Surprises to Be Announced
Tour Kicks Off on July 20, 2007

LOS ANGELES, March 27 /PRNewswire/ -- One of the greatest brands in summer rock festivals is back! Multi-platinum, Grammy-winning hard rock bands KORN and EVANESCENCE will co-headline the best and most distinctive FAMILY VALUES TOUR line-up yet. Co-headliners KORN and EVANESCENCE are proud to be sharing the traveling festival's main stage with Atreyu, Flyleaf, HELLYEAH (featuring members of Pantera and Mudvayne), and Trivium.
In another first for Korn, the official announcement was first made last night direct to fans on VirtualMTV.com on the world's first Virtual Press Conference. Fans got the inside tour lineup information directly from the artists, as they went online to interact with computer generated avatars of the members of Korn, and members of Atreyu, along with Vinnie Paul from HELLYEAH in a virtual world made and provided by MTV. The tour launches on July 20 in St. Louis, MO. Concert producer Live Nation will once again be on board to bring fans the multi-city trek through North America and, for the second year in a row, the cheapest lawn ticket of the summer. Additional bands and details will be announced shortly.
KORN, along with management company The Firm created and headlined THE FAMILY VALUES TOUR in 1998 and last year's outing catapulted the festival back into the spotlight of summer tours with fans turning out in record numbers (over 400,000 tickets sold) for the hard hitting line-up and the fan friendly ticket prices. KORN was voted "Best Live Band" of 2006 by the readers of "Revolver" Magazine and THE FAMILY VALUES TOUR re-established itself as a summer mainstay for rock fans for years to come.
"The fans really made last year's tour incredible, so we just had to do it again this year," says KORN front man JONATHAN DAVIS. "We could not be more excited about this year's lineup!"
"We are very psyched to see some of our favorite bands and getting all of our fans together for this amazing festival," says EVANESCENCE frontwoman AMY LEE.
Through Korn's unique partnership with Live Nation, 2006's THE FAMILY VALUES TOUR featured $9.99 lawn tickets and value-priced seating at every outdoor amphitheatre stop. This year, THE FAMILY VALUES TOUR will once again feature the cheapest lawn ticket of the summer. "It's important to us that we do all we can to have a great line-up and make this tour affordable," says DAVIS. "Live music should be something that all of us should be able to share together. The success of last year's tour proves we can make a difference. I believe it has already had an effect on a lot of other tours, and that's cool!!"
THE FAMILY VALUES TOUR will hit the following cities (dates and venues TBA): St. Louis, MO; Minneapolis, MN; Chicago, IL; Columbus, OH; Camden, NJ; Boston, MA; Washington DC; Hartford, CT; Buffalo, NY; Detroit, MI; Toronto, ON; Pittsburgh, PA; Scranton, PA; East Rutherford, NJ; Indianapolis, IN; Atlanta, GA; Orlando, FL; Miami, FL; Tampa, FL; Dallas, TX; Houston, TX; San Antonia, TX; Oklahoma City, OK; Kansas City, MO; Denver, CO; Albuquerque, NM; Phoenix, AZ; Bakersfield, CA; Sacramento, CA; San Francisco, CA; Irvine, CA
The tour launched September 22, 1998 with a bill headlined by KORN and performances from Rammstein, Ice Cube, Limp Bizkit and Orgy. 1999's line-up featured headliners Limp Bizkit, along with Filter, The Crystal Method, Primus, Staind, Mobb Deep, Ja Rule, and Method Man & Redman. KORN also made surprise appearances at a few dates. Beyond the live touring aspect, the debut outing of THE FAMILY VALUES TOUR spawned a gold-certified live album and platinum-certified companion home video. This was followed in spring 2000 with the second live disc and long-form home video. The 2001 trek featured Stone Temple Pilots, Linkin Park, Staind, Static-X and Deadsy. In 1998, the Los Angeles Times noted that the tour "certainly
proved to be one of the rock spectacles of the year" while the New York Daily News said it "created a bold new profile for hard guitar bands."
About KORN:
Grammy-winning rock band KORN has sold more than 30 million albums and received widespread critical acclaim for its music. Korn have redefined the parameters of heavy music, revolutionizing the genre by matching unsettling guitar textures and volcanic rhythms with jagged, introspective lyrics and intense vocals. KORN is known for its extensive live touring schedule and riveting live performances. Korn's most recent album, "MTV Unplugged," had a Top 10 debut on the Billboard 200.
KORN will be touring in support of its yet-to-be-titled second release on Virgin Records, which is due to hit streets in July, and its highly successful Top 10 debuting release, "MTV Unplugged," which contains the hit duet with Evanescence lead singer AMY LEE, "Freak on a Leash," and also features a collaboration with The Cure.
Following the multi-platinum, worldwide success of their major-label debut, "Fallen," Evanescence continued building
upon their respected position in the rock community with their much-anticipated sophomore effort, "The Open Door," released by Wind-Up Records in stores October 3, 2006. To date, more than 1.6 million copies of "The Open Door" have been purchased in the United States in just the first five months, as well as multi-platinum sales throughout the rest of the world. Evanescence's second studio album followed its debut "Fallen," and the live DVD/CD "Anywhere But Home." Combined, those two titles have sold in excess of seventeen million copies worldwide.
Evanescence experienced a meteoric rise to the top with its "Fallen" release. The two Top Ten Singles "Bring Me To Life"
and "My Immortal," won two Grammy Awards in 2003 (Best New Artist and Best Hard Rock Performance for "Bring Me To Life"), had a run of over one hundred weeks on Billboard Magazine's Top 200 chart, achieved gold or platinum certification in over 35 countries and sold-out arenas globally, accomplishments that fueled this arrival as one of the most important bands in Rock.
The Orange County, CA-based quintet (vocalist Alex Varkatzas, guitarist Dan Jacobs, guitarist Travis Miguel, bassist Marc McKnight and drummer/vocalist Brandon Saller) arrived on the scene and quickly made their presence felt in 2002 with their much-lauded debut album, "Suicide Notes and Butterfly Kisses." The album redefined Southern California's heavy rock sound and established Atreyu as its most exciting young voice.
They maintained their pack leader position with 2004's "The Curse," which went on to sell nearly 400,000 copies. The band toured heavily in support, playing 2004's Ozzfest and headlining the main stage at 2005's Warped Tour, in addition to their own successful headline run. They exploded in 2006 with "A Death Grip On Yesterday," which hit No. 9 on the Billboard charts and was praised by "Guitar World" as an album that blends influences such as the New Wave of British Heavy Metal, hardcore-style aggression and guitar virtuosity on the level of '80s hair metal into "a distinctive amalgam that's exciting young headbangers." They graced the covers of "Revolver" and "Alternative Press," garnered airplay on MTV and Fuse and spent last summer headlining the second stage at Ozzfest after signing with Hollywood Records.
Deemed by many as a "band to watch," Flyleaf was recently chosen for regular rotation on MTV's exciting new "Discover
and Download" campaign. Their forceful guitars and intensely melodic female vocals have garnered many new fans -- as well as much critical acclaim from "Metal Hammer," "Kerrang!," "Revolver" and others. "The Village Voice" writes, "Singer Lacey Mosely will sometimes roar and growl among the wolves ... a total livewire." Flyleaf brings their intense and new brand of rock to the stellar tour lineup.
Drummer Vinnie Paul (Pantera), Mudvayne vocalist/lyricist Chad Gray and guitarist Greg Tribbett, along with Nothingface
members Tom Maxwell on guitars and Jerry Montano on bass have combined forces to create a self-titled, non- stop freight train of maniacal singer and song, surging southern metal guitar grooves, throbbing bass lines and hammering, ground-shaking beats, kick-ass enough to knock you and your mama into the next county. http://hellyeahband.com
Trivium are a thrash metal-influenced band from Orlando, Florida. They formed in 2000 after the band's original singer saw Matt Heafy performing at a high school talent show, performing "Self Esteem" by the Offspring. Their most recent album "The Crusade" peaked at #25 on the US Billboard 200 and inside the Top 10 in the UK.
Live Nation (NYSE: LYV) is the world's largest live music company. Our mission is to inspire passion for live music around the world. We are the largest promoter of live concerts in the world, the second-largest entertainment venue management company and have a rapidly growing online presence. We create superior experiences for artists and fans, regularly producing tours for the biggest superstars in the business, including The Rolling Stones, Barbra Streisand, Madonna, U2 and Coldplay. Globally, we own, operate, have booking rights for and/or have an equity interest in more than 160 venues, including House of Blues(R) music venues and prestigious locations such as The Fillmore in San Francisco, Nikon at Jones Beach in New York and London's Wembley Arena. Our websites collectively are the second most popular entertainment/event websites in the United States, according to Nielsen//NetRatings. In addition, we also produce, promote or host theatrical, specialized motor sports and other live entertainment events. In 2006, we connected nearly 60 million fans with their favorite
performers at approximately 26,000 events in 18 countries around the world. Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, Live Nation is listed on the New York Stock Exchange, trading under the symbol "LYV."

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